This week, Key Stage 2 went to St Cubthert Church and to host a Christingle Service for family and friends. On Wednesday 14th, year 5 and 6 went to the Christingle Service accompanied by the Blakehill choir. This was very educational as it told the story of Jesus’ birth. They read many parts,during this they also sang many songs. One song they sang was, We Three Kings (this was only for the choir)three girls played a role in the song by singing solo’s. The brave girls sang amazing; Macey sang Myrrh, Emily -Mae sang Frankincense and Brooke sang Gold They sounded like angels. Everyone did very well and should be extremely proud of themselves.
Year 3 and 4 also went but on Thursday 15th. They were also accompanied by the beautiful choir. Their Christingle Service was different from Year 5 and 6 as children from Year 3 played the parts of the people and animals that were involved in the story of Jesus’ birth. Year 4 read out the story while some young children carried the Christingle. Holly (in year 3) played Mary and was followed by Lucas who played Joseph. They all did a wonderful job of being the story to life through songs, poems, readings and acting. there were lots of happy parents who had big smile on their faces.
Thank you to Mrs Marsden and Mrs Bedell for their hard work putting the Christingle Service together and all the other staff that helped out on both days.
We hope this footage puts a smile on your face. Merry Christmas everyone : ) .
By Emily- Mae and Brooke
On Monday the 12th of December Blakehill had their Christmas lunch. The dinner ladies were very busy with the amount of children that had it. To make the atmosphere more like Christmas we had some Christmas songs on and festive tablecloths on the tables. The kitchen staff even had their Christmas jumpers on like all the children. The dinner consisted of: of course the turkey, some sausages, some mash potato and some potatoes, peas and of course the Brussel sprouts (YUCK!). For those who couldn’t eat this their was vegetarian quiche. Then for pudding there was a choice of chocolate pudding with chocolate sauce or some festive ice cream that was a snowman. We all enjoyed the Christmas lunch and we hope it will continue to be the same every year! Thank you very much to all the kitchen staff and the playtime supervisors for their hard work in making it so special!
On Tuesday and Thursday, all of the children at Blakehill had the chance to visit the PTFA Christmas shop! This is where you can buy gifts for your family! There were mugs(with small toys in), notebooks all in different colours, some pairs of socks and even some gifts of hand cream! They were £2 each and they all looked amazing in their wrapping paper! They were all bought, wrapped and sold by the PTFA. Thank you to Mrs Williams who gave up a lot of her own time to come in and make the Christmas shop such as success! By the end of the 2 days they had sold out of a number of the items and they made a lot of money for our school! All of the money that is made helps fund all of the trips like Robinwood and Ingleborough, the children wouldn’t be able to go on them without the PTFAs help! Thank you very much to everyone for their help.
This week KS1 had their amazing nativity called Lights Camel Action! It was based on a popular show called Strictly Come Dancing mixed with the Christmas Story. They had three judges: Donkey (Lucas), The Innkeepers wife ( Flo) and Caesar Augustus (Alex). There was also 3 narrators and host, who did an amazing job. It also included a lot of the characters from the Christmas story such as: the Three Wise Men and the Three Camels , the Angels, Mary and Joseph, the Innkeepers and finally the Shepherds and the sheep. They all had different styles of dancing and they were given a score by the fantastic judges after they completed their dance. They sang lots of songs and learnt lots of amazing dance moves taught to them by the teachers .
We are happy to hear some fantastic comments about the show from their parents. There were lots of happy faces in the audience. They all did an amazing job and they worked very hard. Well done KS1!
By Emily and Brooke
This morning Reception class had a shock! As if by magic , while they were playing outside having fun a certain person called. A tiny little elf, who was called Steve, dialled on Skype and whispered ‘If you sing a song, a special person will come!’so they sang a traditional carol. On the count of three they sang Jingle bells and they sounded lovely and in no time at all Santa himself appeared on the screen. I’m sure Santa loved it but he did not like what was next… Mr Lowe,our Year 4 teacher, deafen them with his singing of When Santa came down the chimney but with the wrong words! I do not know why they did not take cover. He sang Although he said,’I sang beautifully ‘ we all knew he was very, very, very wrong.
Soon enough,Steve had enough and Mr Lowe was quite so Santa spoke to the children, telling them how hard they had been working and some children even got a special mention! All the children loved it and are super excited from Chirstmas now!
Written by Emily Mae
On Thursday, Year 6 went to St Cuthberts Church to learn why we celebrate Christmas. The service was called Rewind to Christmas. When we arrived at the church, we got sorted into groups. We did activities like filling up a booklet with games and a little bit of writing. We also watched a series of clips that included Wallace and Gromit and some sprouts singing a song. We were there with another school. We made a candle holder from a glass and stuck tissue paper on there with glue to keep it on and they looked very good and they will be receiving them soon. Year 6 really enjoyed it and they will be receiving them soon. We really enjoyed it and will look forward and going back next week for their Christingle Service.
By Adam and Emily
This week on Wednesday and Thursday the amazing Blakehill choir went to the Bradford University to sing a number of traditional Christmas carols. We had four fantastic soloist Brooke, Emily Mae, Macey and Kaitlin. They sang like angels from the sky. The song they sang was We Three Kings. It took alot of practise for them and it was all worth it.
We went to the University because we wanted to sing for the hard working people who had graduated. The spectacular choir got such an amazing reaction one kind man, who graduated, came up to the Blakehill choir to thank them for their wonderful singing. Kaylen, in year 4, took a picture with this gentleman wearing his graduation cap to thank the man for the wonderful comments. Between the events the choir were given snacks by Pria’s mum. We had a fantastic time and will hopefully be back next year.
We hope you enjoy this footage.
By Brooke and Emily Mae
This week in Blakehill we have been getting in the Christmas spirit by making Christmas decorations! In class, we have been creating hoops to hang up in the corridors from the cieling to show off our creations to the school. We are very proud of them! As you walk through the corridors you will see our tinsel-decorated hoops above you which hold a range of robins, christmas trees, rudolphs, stars and snowflakes. They look very pretty and perfect for the holidays, we hope you agree! With the hoops being up, it’s now the official countdown to Christmas! Happy Holidays!
The Secret Santa Appeal is for children who may not be as fotunate as we are. We ask that you speak to the people who are buying you presents this year and ask them to save a few pounds to buy a gift for a child who may not receive much at Christmas time and make thier Festive time even happier.
If you would like to take arat in this years Secret Santa Appeal heres what to do:
-Call into the school office and pick up a tag for a child with their name and age (blue for boys and pink for girls)
-Go out and buy a gift for the child but please make sure it is acceptable for thier age.
-Bring the gift and the tag back to the office before we break up for the holidays.
-Feel good about giving at Christmas time.
You don’t even need to wrap your present! Just bring it to the office with a tag.
Please open your hearts to make a child happy at christmas with thier own specail gift.
By Alex and Patrick
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for the new year! We hope you got lots of great presents,and also had a wonderful Christmas day spending time with your family. We also hope you had a Happy New Year and partied all night and had a great laugh. Now we have all settled in to 2016 and got our brains working again for the new year ahead, we are raring to go.